More testing and a new dog

News - Monday 06/04 -

Marc and Philip did some further tests in Resolute Bay yesterday, this time using an exlectromagnetic instrument that can measure ice thickness.

As it turned out, the data they used to make the correct settings for the instrument were initally wrong. With the help of polar scientist Christian Haas from York University, Toronto, this problem has now been fixed.

The team have also managed to find a new dog to accompany them during the expedition. She belongs to the local Wildlife Ranger. The dog's task is to warn the expedition team about the presence of polar bears. This particular dog has experience with polar bear encounters, but we'll have to wait and see if she will make a good addition to the team as during a visit from Philip yesterday she showed very dominant behaviour.